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“Wonderful place to see animals... ”

Ballarat Wildlife Park
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$126.46*
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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne
Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Ballarat
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Owner description: Regional wildlife tourism park.
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to see animals... ”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Was there in last nov, after a rather dismal visit at the phillip island koala centre we decided to head down here after realising a day in soverign hill would be too expensive. We headed into ballarat wildlife park and was really excited to see kangaroos, wombats, and koalas. Even had the fortune to see devils feeding and how the female devil outsmarted the male devil, with the male losing his food as a result.

Am so going to bring my kids here next time when they are of good age to appreciate wildlife!

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Ballarat, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took our whole family 6 adults and 4 grandchildren. We started off wandering through out the park although a small park,the animals are well cared for and the animal pens are kept very clean. The kangaroos wander through the park and our kids were able to feed them by hand much to their delight. We also watch the koalas have their weekly weigh in, which both adults and kids found fascinating. The koala keepers were very gentle coaxing koala on to a log suspended from the scales, and they knew each koala by name. At certain times of the day they have snake, koala ,wombat and crocodile session - make sure you allow time for these!. The cafe provides well priced meals though we took a picnic lunch but had a coffee at the cafe before
we left the park. Toilets clean and we found the staff very friendly. Great photo opportunities everywhere and a tourist delight - if short on time in Australia you can see all our native animals here!!

Visited March 2014
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Camp Hill, PA
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“mingle with kangaroos”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

While this is a small park, there are many free roaming kangaroos that eat out of your hand (buy food at entrance, though). They are very gentle and even toddlers are safe with them. If you have your photo taken with the koalas, you can pet and cuddle them beforehand, and the photo quality is excellent.

Visited February 2014
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you like to play with kangaroos, feed them and also have a look at koalas, venom snakes, Aligators and other animals from close point of view, then you shoudl visit. Not a big park but you can see each animal from very near and can even touch many of them.

Visited March 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Walk with the Wild”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

When you first walk into the park, there are kangaroos rooming around free. We bought a packet of food which was a great way to interact with them. They would eat from your hand. We were able to get a lot of cute pictures of feeding the joeys.

The keepers were very interesting and you could tell the really loved looking after the animals. The snake show brought out the most venomous snake in the world which was great to see.

Visited March 2014
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